F-15C training for active duty and Air National Guard pilots will be merged during this fiscal year and hosted by the Oregon Air National Guard based here, Guard officials recently announced.
The merger comes as Air Education and Training Command adjusts to Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ recommended drawdown of 112 of the service's 405 F-15 fighter aircraft in current use, Col.
The New York National Guard along with local officials from Erie County and the cities of Tonawanda, Buffalo and Niagara Falls joined with other state, regional and federal officials to formally announce the launch of the largest emergency response exercise to have ever been conducted in Western New York.
"Vigilant Guard is an opportunity for military and civilian professionals to train together and prepare for a potential catastrophe we all naturally hope will never happen," said Brig. Gen.
Pakistan's army says its forces have reached key Taliban strongholds in the region of South Waziristan, as its offensive moves deeper into militant-held territory.
The military says troops captured a "major part" of Sararogha and have also entered Ladha. It says "intense fighting" is taking place in the streets of Ladha for control of the town.
A military statement says 30 militants have been killed in South Waziristan in the last day.
Police in Zimbabwe Tuesday released a lawyer arrested Monday for objecting to a subpoena issued for his client, Peter Hitschmann, who served a prison term for possession of weapons in connection with an alleged 2006 plot to assassinate President Robert Mugabe.
Attorney Mordecai Mahlangu was charged with obstructing justice after he wrote to Attorney General Johannes Tomana to protest the subpoena directing Hitschmann to testify in the terrorism trial of Senator Roy Bennett of the Movement for Democratic Change.
Bennett, a former white commercial
Talks on Madagascar's political impasse have opened in Addis Ababa with a plea for rival factions to put aside mutual animosities for the sake of the country's economic survival. The atmosphere was tense as leaders of Madagascar's four main political movements met for a fourth round of negotiations on formation of a transitional government.
Madagascar's de-facto President Andry Rajoelina sat at one side of the large African Union plenary hall.
Afghan-international security forces detained several militants and recovered multiple weapons and explosives during five operations Tuesday.
An Afghan-international security force detained several militants in Kandahar province while in pursuit of a Taliban commander associated with IED attacks in the province. Acting on intelligence that indicated the presence of the Taliban commander, the joint force targeted a vehicle outside of the village of Mokhanjak in Meyan Nashin District.